Proxity Digital Networks, through Cyber Aerospace, an operating subsidiary of Proxity's On Alert Systems, announces the purchase of the AeroSphere SA-76 from Techsphere Systems.
Billy Robinson, CEO of Proxity Digital Networks states, "Cyber is purchasing the SA-76 so we can have an airship readily available for future clients. Like the SA-60, the SA-76 is a field-ready low-cost drone-type helium airship.
The SA-76 has five engines compared to three in the SA-60 and can achieve greater altitude than the SA-60. It is 76 feet in diameter and considered a pilot-option craft meaning it can operate as a UAV, or a pilot can be on board when it is operating in air-controlled situations.
The SA-76 can carry highly sensitive surveillance gear and similar to the SA-60, it has the potential to guard borders and coastlines, and conduct military force protection and logistics operations. Delivery is expected in 120 days."
Cyber Aerospace holds the exclusive global government marketing rights to the SA-60, the SA-76 and Techsphere's advanced airship designs.
Mike Lawson, President of Techsphere Systems noted, "The production model SA-76 airship can operate in automated or manned modes up to altitudes of 16,000 feet. It will incorporate the same technologies used in the higher-altitude models that we expect to put into production later this year.
Future applications of the Techsphere fleet of airships will have the potential to improve both our national defense and telecommunications infrastructure. We expect to complete production of our first high-altitude airship, which will be capable of flying up to 65,000 feet, within the next twelve months."
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